Herdsman kills friend for sleeping with wife

ABEOKUTA—A Magistrate’s Court sitting at Isabo, Abeokuta, Ogun State, yesterday, remanded a herdsman, Mohammed Ibrahim, in prison custody for allegedly killing his friend, Abdullahi Saliu, for sleeping with his (Ibrahim) wife.

The prosecutor, Corporal Moshood Hammed, told the court that the accused committed the alleged offence on October 11 at Ojubu Village in Abeokuta.

He said the accused killed his friend by hitting him with a stick on his head for sleeping with his wife.

He said: “The accused and the deceased were close friends and lived together in the same apartment.

“When the accused learned that the deceased slept with his wife while he was away from home, a fight ensued between the two men, which led to the murder of Saliu.”

Hammed said the offence contravened Sections 316 and 319 of the Criminal Laws of Ogun State.

The accused, who had no legal representation and whose plea was not taken by the court, is facing a charge of murder.

The magistrate, Mr. Martins Akinyemi, ordered that the accused be remanded in Oba Prison, while awaiting Director of Public Prosecution’s advice.

He, thereafter, adjourned the case to February 11, 2015, for further hearing.

Source: Vanguard

Residents flee Mubi as insurgents take over

Yola— Defying the purported ceasefire agreement between the Federal Government and Boko Haram Islamic sect, the terrorists, yesterday, overran Mubi, the commercial nerve centre and second biggest town in Adamawa State as well as other neighbouring towns and villages, killing many residents who were unable to escape.

Many of the soldiers and residents were said to have fled to neighbouring local government areas. Residents who fled the town said the insurgents also engaged Nigerian troops in a deadly shoot-out.


Joshua Chinasa, a fleeing resident of Uba town which is about 30 kilometres from Mubi, said several people might have been killed during the shooting spree which was still going on at press time. He said:

“We are in serious trouble as these boys (Boko Haram) have taken over our towns, splitting in groups with some Boko Haram members advancing towards Mararraban Mubi and Vintim, the home town of Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, giving Nigerian troops a hot chase. Mubi has now become a ghost of itself as people in their hundreds are fleeing for their lives. Even here in Maiha, we saw military vehicles zooming off towards Yola, the state capital.”

He said that several people might have been killed during the shooting spree that lasted almost two hours in Uba and other villages.

Ahmad Sajoh, the spokesperson to former Adamawa State governor, Murtala Nyako, who also narrated his experience, said his daughter was missing after the advance of the insurgents early yesterday.

He said: “This morning, I got a call from my daughter who is a 200 level student of Adamawa State University, Mubi. She was hysterical. I was in Abuja for a meeting, but her information forced me to head back to Yola immediately. She told me that the insurgents were approaching the town which is the second largest in Adamawa State. I ordered her to leave the hostel and join her cousins to escape the town. I called my father who confirmed the story.

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Source: Vanguard

SCOAN Releases List Of Lodgers At Collapsed Guest House

Two weeks after the Coroner investigating the belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, located in Ikotun area of Lagos demanded for the list of the people lodging in the building before the tragic accident, the church authorities have finally released the list.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Mr Oyetade Komolafe, who is the Coroner, said on Wednesday that the list of lodgers had been submitted to the court.

Komolafe made the disclosure at the resumption of proceedings at the Inquest set up by the Lagos State Government to investigate the 12 September, 2014 incident, which killed 116 persons.

It was gathered from the coroner the Synagogue church, in compliance with the court’s directive, forwarded a comprehensive list of all persons who were lodged at the building prior to its collapse.


Komolafe stated that a copy of the list would be made available to Prof. John Obafunwa, the Consultant Pathologist and Chief Medical Examiner of Lagos State.

Obafunwa had on 16 October written a to the church, demanding for the list to help the pathologists to identify the victims.

Meanwhile, while being cross-examined by the church’s counsel, Mr Olalekan Ojo, on Wednesday, Obafunwa confirmed that majority of the victims were South Africans.

Obafunwa, however, noted that the pathologists from South Africa did not participate in the autopsies conducted on the victims because they had no permit from the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council.

He said the South African pathologists only observed what was being done by their Nigerian counterparts, adding that they were very impressed with the physical structures on ground.

According to him, only finger printing experts from South Africa, who took the victims’ finger prints, participated in the exercise.

“The team was led by a brigadier in the South African Police. We met in company of members of the Nigerian Police and the later agreed that they were better trained and better equipped to do the finger printing.

“It was the reasonable thing to do because virtually everybody in South Africa already had their finger prints on the system,” Obafunwa added.

The pathologist maintained that the victims did not die from inhalation of smoke or exposure to corrosives, as suggested by Ojo.

He said although the bodies were embalmed immediately after they were brought to the morgues, it had no effect on the outcome of the analysis carried out on them.

Also testifying, Mr Oladimeji Ige, Resource Development and Training Officer, the Nigerian Red Cross Society, said his team participated in the search and rescue of the victims.

“When we got to the church, nobody prevented us from entering the collapse site.

“In total, the Nigerian Red Cross provided one ambulance, while the church provided at least 10 ambulances.

“We worked with other volunteers of the church in carrying the victims to the hospital ,” Ige said.


The matter was, however, adjourned till 30 October for further hearing.

It was revealed at the weekend that the Synagogue Church would

According to SCOAN spokesperson in South Africa, Kirsten Nematandani, the church has completed the check of financial status of every family affected by the tragedy.

They travelled across all the provinces in South Africa to visit and support victims’ families.

The founder of SCOAN, Prophet T.B.Joshua had suggested that  might have been responsible for the guest house collapse.

He also stated that the collapse looked like a  rather than structural failure of the building.

source: Naij.com

Boko Haram Militants Attacking Uba And Hildi, Threatens Mubi

Sahara Reporters has gathered that Boko Haram sect are presently carrying out attacks in locations in Borno and Adamawa states.

A 155 Artillery weapon in MubiSahara Reporters Media

The sect fighters are in Uba and Hildi towns, and other locations in the two states. Residents in the area said there are no Nigerian troops on the ground to repel the militants.

The sect are said to be burning houses, killing and forcefully taking foodstuffs and other valuables from the villages under attack since morning.

Thousands of villagers have fled the area; while others are trapped in the early morning siege mounted by the fighters.

As the time of this report, the sect are said to be heading towards Mubi township in Adamawa.

Source: Sahara Reporters

I am happy for coming this far, says Nigerian rep at Big Brother Africa

Abuja – The big TV reality show “Big Brother Africa (BBA)’’ has evicted one of the vibrant Nigerian contestants in the house from its ‘Hotshot’ show, “Season 9’’.

The  eviction ceremony took place on Sunday night, making two contestants evicted from the completion, including the Nigerian and Ugandan representatives that were not spared.

The Nigerian, Ms Lilian Afegbai, and Ugandan Esther, who spent two weeks successfully, were however evicted.Lillian-Afegbai

Their eviction notwithstanding, the contestants expressed their feelings and gratitude to the show.

“I am happy for taking part in the Big Brother Africa show for 2014. It has been wonderful and I don’t pretend, I was actually myself throughout,’’ Afegbai said.

On his part, Esther said: “I am happy for coming this far. Africans have decided and it was for a reason, I feel good.’’

It was revealed that nine contestants were nominated by their fellow housemates for eviction a week before then, while Africans decided on who would be saved or evicted.

Among the other seven nominated contestants for eviction but were saved are Sabina from Kenya; JJ – Zimbabwe; Frankie – Rwanda, and Permithias – Namibia

Others include Lavenda from Tanzania, who was titled ‘Sexiest'; Ella, the beauty queen from Uganda, and Tayo, the remaining Nigerian in the house to compete for 300,000 dollars (about N49.5 million).

Adding glamour to the eviction ceremony, the BBA presenter, Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa, simply known as IK, called on a Kenyan group “Maladi” to come serenade the audience with their singing performance.

As Samantha, head of her team was given an opportunity to nominate a person for eviction, she chose Ellah, stating that she seems to be the strongest person from the other team.

The  remaining 22 contestants, including the only remaining Nigerian, will be competing for the sum of 300,000 dollars (about N49.5 million) for the winner. (NAN)

source: Vanguard

2015 Elections: Kwankwaso Declares Interest In Nigeria’s Presidency


The Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has declared his intention to contest in Nigeria’s 2015 presidential election, saying that his crave to serve and save Nigeria motivated his declaration.

At a declaration rally held in Abuja on Tuesday, Governor Kwankwaso declared his interest to be elected as the flag bearer of the APC in the 2015 general elections.

His declaration rally had in attendance, leaders of the party and some governors of the states ruled by the APC.

Declaring his interest to run, Governor Kwankwaso said that the crowd at the declaration ground from different part of the nation was a sign that Nigeria would remain united.

‘We Must Walk The Journey’

He said that the clarion call of people in Nigeria and the diaspora motivated him to seek the opportunity to bear the flag of the APC in the 2015 general elections.

“Today, I take this call and formally declare my interest to seek for election as the APC Presidential candidate in the 2015 presidential election.

“It is only the APC that has what it takes to stop the misrule of the Peoples Democratic Party  and also has the power to reverse the decay that is suffocating our country.

“Our party is built with Nigerians in focus. We are the only party that practice internal democracy that believes that free and fair election is the only guideline to sustaining democracy.

“My crave to serve and save our country drove me to join in the race for the House of Representative, representing Kano State years ago,” he said.

Governor Kwankwaso said that he understood the enormous task of being a president of a nation like Nigeria and that he was willing to take the journey no matter how difficult.

“The call to save our country has never been louder, clearer and more unambiguous than now. Governance has been reduced to incompetence and mediocrity.

“To save our country we must walk the journey however difficult,” he said.

Restore Peace And Security

Governor kwankwaso said that his first priority would be to restore peace and security in every corner of the land, stressing that lives and property of Nigerians must be protected and secured from all forms of terrorism.

“Defeating insurgency is only possible if the forces are adequately equipped with needed intelligence and arms and cross-border intelligence is veritable ingredient necessary to defeat the insurgency.

“Stopping the menaces of the terrorists does not require rocket science. It requires well motivated security agencies and citizens that are cooperative.

Killing the cancer of corruption is the second priority of Nigeria. The impunity in which corruption is being perpetrated by the PDP administration is a sign that the government is out to impoverish Nigerians.

“It requires political will of the leadership and we are determined to do so. We have the capacity to do so. The transparency with which we are ruling Kano State and the work that is visible, is a sign that we have the power to end corruption,” he said, making reference to another issue that his government will focus on.

The Kano Governor stressed the need for all Nigerians to stand up to fight corruption, impunity and division.

Cost Of Running Government

The economy of Nigeria is another priority area that the Governor said his government, if elected, would focus on, insisting that nations do not build economy on foundation of scandalous corruption and impunity.

“We cannot be different from other nations. All sorts of colourful yet deceitful statistics are being turned out by the PDP to give Nigeria a clean bill of health.

“Its macro and micro economic policies are deceptive.

“How can we attain development when only a small part of our budget is given to capital project and even that is not well administered. Where do we have a nation so endowed and yet so impoverished.

“We will cut cost of running government and eliminate all forms of wastages like we have done in Kano. It is possible. We must reach there with the support of all. Yes we must,” Governor Kwankwaso said in optimism.

He further said that he would provide a conducive environment for both local and foreign investors and also re-examine import and export policies to promote the sector to ensure that businesses are carried out in a less expensive process.

The presidential aspirant also mentioned the inputs he intended making in the agriculture and manufacturing sector.

“Agriculture and manufacturing sectors would be improved and we will make more investments in power sector. The amount of money that has been into the power sector in the country and corresponding output is embarrassing.

“By 2015 an independent power plant built by my administration in Kano will become operational and the same feat we will replicate in different parts of the nation,” kwankwaso said.

Other sectors he said would be reformed, were the education and healthcare sectors, with promises also made as regards giving women a more prominent place in the nation.

“Our universities are sick and a strong economy is only possible where a strong university system exist. We must rebuild our universities and make them world class institutions.

“Capital flight because of health tourism is alarming because of lack of good health infrastructure,” he said, promising to end the trend.

Governor Kwankwaso is the third person to declare interest in the position.

A former military Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari and a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, had made their declarations few weeks ago.


Wife said she had not regrete for killing her hunsbad with her pastor Lover

A 45-year-old Pastor Amos Odorimo and a married woman, Roseline are currently cooling their feet at  the Ebonyi state Criminal Investigation Department over their involvement in the untimely death of the woman’s husband.

Wife, Roseline and Pastor Amos Odorimo arrested for killing her husband

According to Sunday Sun the deceased, 45-year-old Nwe­bonyi Nwuguru, a native of Edukwu Inyima had given his pastor Amos Odorimo who is the General Overseer of Divine Salvation Ministry one hectare of land to build a church auditorium.

Apparently when the late Nwe­bonyi Nwuguru discovered that there was more to the relationship between his 41-year-old wife and the pastor as they were having a love affair, the suspects decided to kill him as they were not willing to end their illicit affair.

The pastor and the wife of the deceased decided to execute their evil plan on September 30, 2014, after Pastor Odori had offered to give the Nwuguru a ride to the farm. Along the way he stopped and killed the late Nwuguru.

Speaking with Sunday Sun at the Ebonyi state police command, the Pastor Amos Odori confessed he was romantically involved with the deceased’s wife:

“I am married and have five children. The deceased Nwebo­nyi Nwugwu was nice to me. He gave me a hectare of land to build my church.

His wife, Roseline Nwuguru attended my church. It was from there that I started having love affair with her. When the love was getting deep we found out that the de­ceased was disturbing us and we have to plan for him,” Odorimo said.

“I took deceased’s cutlass and cut him on the head. His wife also hit him on the head with a big stick. He died on the spot and we ran away to Benue State, but men of the local vigilance group arrested us and handed us over to the police.”

The wife of the deceased, Roseline Nwuguru, who hails from Ado Local Government Area of Benue State and has seven kids for her husband narrating how herself and the pastor killed him said:

“Actually I was having a love affair with Pastor Odorimo. I don’t regret my action and joining in killing my husband. He was a wicked man, because he prevented people from entering the church.”

Ebonyi State Commissioner, Maigari Dikko has said after investigations has been concluded they will be charged to court.

source: Naij.com


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